Ukraine-Russia war: US says Iran is now Russia’s ‘main military backer’

BBC News by Elsa Maishman and Sam Hancock

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Ukraine accused Iran of sending drones to Russia, which the Middle Eastern country denied, then admitted.

The US has said that relations between Russia and Iran have warmed to become a full-fledged defense partnership.

US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Russia is providing unprecedented levels of military support.

The US has seen reports that the two countries plan to jointly develop lethal drones, he adds.

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